Dorsey Dill, Sr.

Dorsey G. Dill, 88, of Goshen, Virginia passed away peacefully Friday, September 17, 2021 at his home in Goshen, Virginia.

He was born April 10, 1933 in Rockbridge County, Virginia, the son of the late William Garnett Dill and Jesse Scott Dill.

Dorsey was born and raised on the right side of 42 in Rockbridge County.  He married at the age of 24 to Naomi Minter.  They moved in on the opposite side of 42 and lived there for 64 years.

He was employed as a farmer with his brothers.  Dorsey raised Black Angus and Charlais cattle as well as hogs.  He and his brothers butchered their own meat.  In the off season he and a brother cut pulpwood.  Dorsey drove the school bus while attending school, and worked for Stillwater Mills in Goshen, Craigsville, and Augusta Springs.  He made parts for obsolete equipment and drove the tractor and trailer up North.  He was Jethro of the local Beverly Hillbillies who participated in all local parades during the 60’s.

Dorsey was a lifetime member of the Buffalo Trail Riders Club and Goshen First Aid Crew.  He attended Proclaim Ministries just outside of Craigsville.

He loved his grandchildren and great grandchildren, and loved spending time with them.  He could make you laugh with very little effort.  He probably buried some of your family and most likely covered your trash at the dump.  Why say all of this?  To let you know he was a hard worker.

He is survived by his wife, Naomi; children: Pam Campbell and husband Junior of Goshen, Dorsey Dill, Jr. of Buena Vista; special daughters, Yvonne “Missy” Lockridge of Burnsville, Ann Martin of Goshen; special niece: Donna Walton and husband Kevin of Craigsville; grandchildren: Jessica Walker and husband Cy of Goshen, Cornita Karr of Goshen, Nathan Lee Karr of Midlothian, Shawn Karr of Lynchburg, Corey Karr of Goshen; and great grandchildren: Kalionna Bosserman of Staunton, Colton and Brett Walker of Goshen.

He was preceded in death by 3 brothers, Joe K. Dill, William Scott Dill, and Roy B. Dill.

A funeral service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Monday, September 20, 2021 at Craigsville Funeral Home with Pastor Lloyd Via officiating. Interment will be in Lebanon Presbyterian Church Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Ronnie Campbell, Wyatt Sours, Troy Wilcher, Lewis Graham, Matthew and Michael Burke, Basil Karr; honorary pallbearers will be Caleb and Luke Graham, Bill Oscar, Eric Shifflett, Roy Lawhorn, and Billy Baker.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 6 p.m. Sunday, September 19, 2021 at Craigsville Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Craigsville Area Food Pantry, P.O. Box 400, Craigsville, VA  24430.


  1. Carol Colvin

    im sorry for your ll lost i will keep the family and friends in prayers carol colvin

    • Deborah Paxton

      I was heart broken to hear about Dorsey. Pam, Naomi and to everyone, I send you all comforting light and hugs. Dorsey was one of the Good old Boys✨️️

  2. Vicky and Steve Smiley

    Thoughts and prayers for the family and friends.

  3. Stephen W Smiley

    Thoughts and prayers for family and friends.

  4. Beulah Bryant

    I’m so sorry for your loss. We thought a lot of Dorsey. He was a great person. Pam you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Beulah and Douglas Bryant

  5. Becky Bruce and Dennis

    So sorry for your loss. Prayers for the family. He will be missed by a lot of friends and family.

  6. Katherine Zachary

    So saddened to hear the last of “Dill boys” has passed. Truly the end of an era. Mrs. Dill (my grandmother) thought a lot of him as well as my father, Wilbur Nichols, and my mother Nancy, she was his first cousin. Jimmy thought the same and Charlotte still does.

    Prayers for all of you.

    Katie (Nichols) and Robert Zachary

  7. Darlene Snook

    Sending my Condolences to all of Mr.Dill Sr. Family and Friends.

  8. David Conner

    So sorry for your loss he will be missed

  9. Audy Griffith

    I am sorry to hear of Dorseys passing . He referred to the Bible as the “Good Book” .

    • Denver and Debbie Swisher

      So sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  10. Ray & Nancy Colvin... Staunton, VA

    Our condolences to you Naomi and all of Dorsey’s family. I always enjoyed talking with Dorsey when ever we met. He always had something to make people laugh. Enjoyed watch him and his brothers on the Beverley Hillbillies wagon in the parades.

  11. Johnny and Charlotte Coffman

    Sorry to hear of Dorsey passing! Pam and family have always been good to us. He will be missed by all who knew him. Remembering the apple butter making at Brethren Church. Our sincere condolences to the family! God Bless !!!

  12. Bill baker

    May God’s love be upon you may his peace around you may he give you full comfort may you feel his presence in this time your family has been a great inspiration to me if y’all ever need me I am there

  13. Joyce Via

    Naomi, Pam and family, So sorry to hear of Dorsey’s passing. He will be missed in the community. Sorry I won’t be able to be with you at this time. However my thoughts and prayers will certainly be with you.

  14. Blaine Lee and Glenna

    The Dill’s were like family to us. My children went on wagon trains with Dorsey and his family. They loved and respected this family. Dorsey will be missed. RIP

  15. Chris and Betty Rowe

    Our Thoughts and Prayers are with you and your family.

  16. Linda Smith

    Naomi and family, we are very sorry for your lost. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Winston and Linda Via Smith.


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